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Transform Old Packaging With Graphic 45

Posted by Graphic 45 05/21/2018 49 Comment(s) Home Decor,

Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to another fun-filled week on the Graphic 45 blog.  Today, we have a special treat for you, an Upcycled Cheese Box. This home decor beauty was created using our Cafe Parisian collection by Alexandra Morein. Alexandra shows us how to take old packaging and give it new life by adding fussy cut paper embellishments and some paper clay macarons.   So grab your fine tipped scissors and get ready to cut out your own embellishments from G45 papers.  But first, we have our weekly blog contest to announce.  


Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or  Facebook to be entered to win! This week’s prize package includes Off to the Races 12x12 Paper Pad, 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, Chipboard, Die-Cut Banners, and three embellishments from our Staples collection, a $73+ value. The Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, May 25th.


Upcycled Cheese Box with Cafe Parisian

Alexandra Morein

“Hello G45!

I am happy to stop by the Graphic 45 blog today with a new cute project - an upcycled plastic cheese box, which turned into a decor piece after being embellished with the beautiful paper from the Cafe Parisian collection.

Besides different yummy elements that I’ve cut out from the paper sheets, I’ve added a little metal spoon and a tiny macaroon, which was handmade {by yours truly} out of air dry clay. I’ve used distress inks for coloring the white clay into the tone that I needed for my project.

I love the Cafe Parisian line for being so versatile and fitting any theme or occasion. Thank you, Graphic 45, for boundless inspiration and stunning designs.



This is how the box initially looked like:



Good for us, crafters, that we can transform any object into something new and beautiful.











Graphic 45 Supplies:

We want to thank you for stopping by and joining us for this tasty blog post.  We would also like to thank Alexandra for sharing this awe-inspiring recycled cheese box.  We look forward to reading your comments below, and be sure to join us again tomorrow for more creative ideas!  


Happy Papercrafting!

49 Comment(s)

Jean Marmo:
05/21/2018, 11:30:14 AM

Such amazing inspiration!

05/21/2018, 11:35:24 AM

Brilliant project - I’m all for up cycling! Lots of inspiration and ideas. Thanks.

Michele Rogers:
05/21/2018, 12:10:01 PM

Very cleaver idea. Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen E Capachione:
05/21/2018, 12:18:40 PM

How Fun is this! Amazing and thanks for sharing.

Sue D:
05/21/2018, 12:27:50 PM

Very pretty--I love upcycled project ideas.

Debbie G:
05/21/2018, 12:30:22 PM

this looks so sweet!

Susan Ashby:
05/21/2018, 12:34:48 PM

Such a wonderful idea! It is beautiful. I appreciate all your idea for using your paper. Your paper is the highest in quality.

Wanda Ferrer:
05/21/2018, 12:40:02 PM

I love the creativity of this. It shows that with a little bit of imagination You can create beautiful works of art.

Kathleen Read:
05/21/2018, 12:41:59 PM

This is beyond clever! I would never have thought about taking an old container and transforming it. How cool this is!

Michele Lewis:
05/21/2018, 12:45:49 PM

I LOVE the upcycling aspect of papercrafting!!! This is a beautiful and very clever little project! .....and what an awesome prize package being offered....fingers crossed!

Martie Rollin:
05/21/2018, 12:49:11 PM

Interesting use of a lovely paper collection.

Vanessa LeClear:
05/21/2018, 12:52:23 PM

What a beautiful way to upcycle!

Judy Seals:
05/21/2018, 12:54:47 PM

Thanks for showing us how to create something beautiful out of something that would be thrown away. I love these products!!!

Jeane A:
05/21/2018, 12:59:19 PM

The blue macaroon is the icing on top of a cute idea! Thanks for all you do to inspire us.

Karen W:
05/21/2018, 01:14:32 PM

Thank you for the inspiration! Since I started papercrafting with G45 papers, I’ve kept assorted containers to “do something with”. You have given me the push I needed to start transforming them! Many thanks also for the directions for making the macaroons.

Catherine Skrehot:
05/21/2018, 01:23:54 PM

What a clever way to recycle...beautiful. And thanks for the chance to win your wonderful product. G45 is the best ever!

05/21/2018, 01:25:47 PM

Love recycling. I try to do with other items ..thanks

Cathie G.:
05/21/2018, 01:40:26 PM

Alexandra's work is always beautiful. She is so talented. Love her ideas.

Diana Dillon:
05/21/2018, 02:30:16 PM

I am so fascinated with all of the projects, I don't know where to begin.

05/21/2018, 02:37:52 PM

Alexandra's cheese box makeover is great! It inspires us the literally think outside the box when creating!

Glenda Buster:
05/21/2018, 02:39:50 PM

So cute and clever! Love your paper clay macaroons. They add such a nice touch ❤️.

Jan Kennedy:
05/21/2018, 02:48:45 PM

Cute and clever project!

Susan Lowe:
05/21/2018, 02:49:23 PM

Very charming. Wonderful idea. The macaroons look like you could take a bite out of them!

Sally Royal:
05/21/2018, 03:14:07 PM

What an amazing idea!

Robin Sanchi:
05/21/2018, 03:16:48 PM

How inspiring! Of course, the LAST thing I need is another reason to keep interesting containers, but this is such fun!

Michelle Nettleton:
05/21/2018, 04:05:22 PM

Well this really was fun!

Carla Hundley:
05/21/2018, 04:32:41 PM

Fabulous way to re-use the box and create the beautiful design. Carla from Utah

Kim Persinger:
05/21/2018, 04:47:29 PM

Thank you very much for sharing this project with us. I love your products !

Neely Phelps:
05/21/2018, 04:55:24 PM

I love seeing upcycled creations and the Cafe Parisian cheesebox is gorgeous. Great idea!

Charlene Brummitt:
05/21/2018, 05:35:13 PM

Very clever. Love the paper

Marsha D:
05/21/2018, 06:03:44 PM

I'm on the hunt to find a throw away I can recycle. What a fabulous inspiration.

Kristina Vazquez:
05/21/2018, 06:56:50 PM

Upcycling is Definately up there on my top 5 favorites. Thanks for always keeping the creative inspirations flowing!

05/21/2018, 07:20:40 PM

Great idea for recycling, love your use of the Café Parisian papers. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Debralee Alexander:
05/21/2018, 08:00:01 PM

Love the upcycle idea!! I have saved some containers and now I have inspiration to get them out and get busy!! Thank you. Also the Off to the Races is one I do not have so maybe it will be my chance to get it!! Thank you all such an awesome job you all do!!!

Cindy Pratt:
05/21/2018, 08:57:57 PM

Too cute for words.

Laura Bowlby:
05/21/2018, 09:20:30 PM

Such Gorgeous colors & products!!

Linda Sebrasky:
05/21/2018, 10:05:58 PM

I just recently started getting your daily inspiration blog and look forward to it everyday. I have used the cafe Parisian to make recipe books and just love the paper.

Judy Phillips:
05/21/2018, 10:52:57 PM

Thanks for another great project!

05/22/2018, 12:20:34 AM

Fun upcycling. The papers are beautiful

Debbie Siddle:
05/22/2018, 02:58:31 AM

I love the macaroon on top x

Anne McIntosh:
05/22/2018, 08:33:44 AM

Alexandra showed us all today what upcycling is all about! What a beautiful project using the most mundane object! Of course, it wouldn't be quite as nice with any other paper. G45 ROCKS!

Kelly Massman:
05/22/2018, 08:36:15 AM

what a clever and beautiful project!

Lynda Woerner:
05/22/2018, 09:35:38 AM

Love your projects! Thank you!

05/22/2018, 04:23:25 PM

How fun!!!! I love repurposing everyday items. Very clever!

Ellen Haydon:
05/22/2018, 05:46:50 PM

What a cute idea. I think it is worth not throwing those containers out all the time. Ellen from Phoenix

Maryann Laursen:
05/23/2018, 03:28:00 AM

Sooooo beautiful, I really love, how you transformed this cheesebox into such a gorgeous giftbox here. I´ve always been a huge fan of recycling and this is amazing and so beautiful.

Sandra Featherston:
05/23/2018, 07:08:59 AM

Thank you for another great project.

Kirsty vittetoe:

What a cute and sweet piece of art!

05/26/2018, 09:16:05 AM

Oh thank you! I love upcycle inspiration. Please post more - bottles from dressing, wine, soda etc or $ store cylinder vases etc. I have plenty of boxes too; from ordering all this beautiful paper LoL

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